Fall Events in the Chicago Area for SeniorsSeptember 21, 2022
Fall is the favorite season of Americans across the board—and with good reason. The intense heat of summer has abated, and the brutal cold of winter has yet to set in. The leaves change to brilliant displays of red and orange. There are plenty of seasonal activities and festivals.
The city of Chicago is one of the best places to be during the fall months. The weather is right, the city is covered in a blanket of leaves, and there is a new activity to enjoy seemingly every week, no matter your age. If you want to make this season particularly fun, but aren’t sure where to start, consider these fall events in the Chicago area for seniors.
Attend an Oktoberfest Event
Oktoberfest is a German celebration of Bavarian culture that has made its way to the United States over the years. Given the large population of those with a German background in the Chicago area, it’s no wonder Chicago would be home to more than 30 Oktoberfest events.
Some of these events are tailored to families, while others will have more of a party atmosphere. Look at this list of Oktoberfest events to find the one closest to you.
Visit the Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is a “living museum” that builds sculptures out of naturally occurring materials. It is beautiful any time of the year, but especially during the fall. Visit the museum and enjoy a walk through the fall colors.
If you can attend on a Wednesday, you’ll be happy to see a reduced entry fee. For seniors, tickets are only $10. This would be the perfect time to visit with a group of friends.
There is nothing quite like fresh fruit—and if you are an apple lover, there is no better time for them than fall. In the state of Illinois, you can travel to the suburbs to pick fresh apples. Whether you eat them off the tree, make a pie, or cook applesauce, there is no wrong way to enjoy the fruit.
Many apple orchards offer other family activities, like corn mazes, wagon rides, and pumpkin patches. Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of fun fall activities.
Attend a football game
If you’re a football fan, you know the season began at the beginning of the month. You could enjoy the Chicago Bears at home or at a nearby sports bar, but what could be more fun than attending a game at Soldier Field?
Look into the team’s schedule and find a date that works best for you. Try to purchase a ticket sooner rather than later, however, so you can enjoy a game without having to worry about the intense cold!
Go on a nature walk through the fall foliage
You can still enjoy the seasonal splendors without having to spend any money. Visit your local park or head to a forest preserve, and take a walk through nature. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the fall colors and the crisp weather.
Make the day even more special by putting together a picnic. Don’t forget to bring additional coats or blankets, however, as you may catch a chill while sitting there.
Senior Health and Wellness Fest
After months of block parties hosted by the younger generations, it’s time for an event just for seniors. On September 24, the 20th Ward is hosting the 2022 Senior Fest at Kennedy-King College! The special event is centered around the health and wellness of seniors. Vendors attending the event all provide services catered to the needs of older adults.
Make the most out of the fall season
It won’t be long before we’re bundled up in endless layers. This season, take time to enjoy yourself in the beautiful weather surrounded by friends and family with these fall events in the Chicago area for seniors.
Our in-home caregivers can help you focus on what is most important this season by assisting with certain activities of daily living. If you find you would benefit from a helping hand with meal preparation, light housekeeping, or even personal care tasks, Home Care Powered by AUAF may be the answer. Call us at 773-274-9262 to learn more about our services.
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